CVE-2021-40426

NameCVE-2021-40426
DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the sphere.c start_read() functionality of Sound Exchange libsox 14.4.2 and master commit 42b3557e. A specially-crafted file can lead to a heap buffer overflow. An attacker can provide a malicious file to trigger this vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs1012138

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sox (PTS)buster14.4.2+git20190427-1vulnerable
bullseye14.4.2+git20190427-2vulnerable
bookworm, sid14.4.2+git20190427-3vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
soxsource(unstable)(unfixed)1012138

Notes

https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2021-1434
https://sourceforge.net/p/sox/bugs/362/

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